The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across multiple eras of Jewish life worlds in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages through to the present. This research adopts a pan-European perspective and includes areas of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America.

Through events, university courses, and a broad range of publications, the research findings are presented both to a specialist audience and the interested public. This includes the internationally renowned bilingual »Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook«; the essay series »toldot« and »hefez«, and the magazine »Jewish History & Culture«. On the blog »Mimeo,« scholars offer an overview of their current research projects. The special collection of the institute library is also open to students and guests.


Studies of the Dubnow Institute

Volume 34
Die Überlebenden vor Gericht

Katharina Stengel

Göttingen 2022

Studies of the Dubnow Institute

Volume 33
Offenbarungsphilosophie und Geschichte

Inka Sauter

Göttingen 2022


Geschichtsoptimismus und Katastrophenbewusstsein

Ed. by Jan Gerber, Philipp Graf and Anna Pollmann

Göttingen 2022



Exhibition: Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Next guiding tour: 7 October 2022, noon
Dubnow Institute


»The largest country in Europe. Yet it was mostly missing from our mental maps.« (Olesya Khromeychuk)

Leipzig Lecture Series on Literature, Culture and History of the Ukraine

Winter semester 2022/2023, wednesday, 5 p.m., next lecture: 19 October 2022
GWZO, Specks Hof, Eingang A, and online


Research Colloquium: Educational Paths.

New Approaches to the History of Jewish Higher Education

PD Dr. Jan Gerber/Lisa Pribik

Winter semester 2022/2023, thursdays, 5-6.30 p.m., every other week
Dubnow Institute/digital


The Hochschule. Material History and Intellectual Legacy

Keynote lecture: Nils Roemer, University of Texas

29 to 30 November 2022
Centrum Judaicum Berlin and digital